Post-game notes


From the Rangers:

March 12, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Atlanta Thrashers 2 (Game #68, Road #33)

• The Blueshirts registered their 30th win of the season with a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers tonight at Philips Arena.  It is the Rangers fifth consecutive season with at least 30 wins, their longest such streak since they registered nine-straight 30-plus win seasons from 1985-86 to 1993-94.
• New York improves to 30-29-9 (69 pts.) overall, including a 16-14-3 (35 pts.) mark in 33 road games this season.  The Rangers have now registered a point in seven of their last 10 contests, posting a record of 5-3-2 (12 pts.) over the span.
• The Rangers power play notched two goals in six opportunities, and have now registered five goals in 16 attempts over the last five games (31.3%).
• The Blueshirts tallied three goals in a 5:37 span of the first period, bookended by a pair of goals by Vinny Prospal at 7:49 and 13:26 of the opening frame.  Prospal also assisted on Gaborik’s goal at 8:30 of the first to finish the contest with three points (two goals and one assist), including two power play points (one goal and one assist), and has now registered 15 points (eight goals and seven assists) in the last 13 games.
• Marian Gaborik registered one goal and two assists for his team-leading 22nd multi-point performance of the season.  His power play goal at 8:30 of the first came just 41 seconds after Prospal opened the game’s scoring with an even strength tally at 7:49.  Gaborik has now tallied nine points (six goals and three assists) in his last seven road games, including four points (one goal and three assists) in the last two contests away from MSG.
• Rangers Captain Chris Drury notched the primary assist on each of the Blueshirts’ two power play goals, and won 10 faceoffs in 14 attempts (71%).  Drury has now won 50 faceoffs in 76 attempts over the last five games (65.8%).
• Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 of 31 shots to improve his record to 27-23-8 on the season, including a 14-9-2 mark on the road.  Lundqvist is now 5-2-2 with a 2.54 GAA and a .925 Sv% (272-294) in his last nine games.
• Rookie defenseman Michael Del Zotto notched one goal, and has now registered three points (one goal and two assists) in five games since returning from injury on Mar. 4 vs. Pittsburgh.
• Ryan Callahan tallied a power play assist on Prospal’s game-winning goal at 13:26 of the first period, added an empty net goal with 66 seconds remaining in regulation and led all forwards with 21:14 of icetime.  The Rangers improved to 16-5-2 when he registers a point.
• Dan Girardi recorded an assist on the game’s opening goal at 7:49 of the first period, and finished with a game-high plus-two rating and a team-high 23:31 of icetime.  Girardi has registered an assist in each of the last two games (two assists).
• The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, Mar. 13, is 12:00 p.m. at the MSG Training Center.
• The Rangers return to action on Sunday, Mar. 14, when they will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden (3:00 p.m.), to begin a three-game homestand.  The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.

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  1. Grabachev in IA
    March 12th, 2010 at 11:48 pm
    punch kittens? dude that is hilarious. that music is pretty bad but cmon. punch a fat old mean cat. no punchin kittens. lol

  2. Leetchhalloffame on

    Ho, hum. A win by a non-playoff garbage team against another non-playoff garbage team. FIRE SATHER!!

  3. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Oh definitely. FIRE SATHER. That goes without saying. Too bad there isn’t a Dolan among us Rangers fans.

  4. Sather's WrapUp on


    Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the ice!
    The dead come back to life!
    Atlanta Torched! Penalties Killed!
    Horrific defense! Sudden Death Possible!
    Losing Streak Disappears!

    Watch with horror as a Ghoulish General Manager and his Psychotic Coach brings a team of roving zombies back to the brink of the playoffs!

    Starring: Chris Drury as Captain Clutch
    With: Sean Avery as The Invisible Man
    Also Appearing: Glen Sather as the Man With No Brain

    Don’t reveal the ending to Ranger Fans!

    Coming soon at a World’s Most Famous Arena near you!

    Now back to our regular scheduled programming…

  5. CARP! just got back from BW3’s in Port Chester. Was considering Pat’s hubba hubba and you crossed my mind.

  6. The White Plains Batman on

    Haha, I remember that kitten thing from college. Poor kittens.

    Pat’s Hubba Hubba is great although last time I was there I saw some really shady stuff going on.

    I miss going to concerts at the Capitol Theater and 7 Willow Street. Good times.

  7. The White Plains Batman –

    Love Radiohead – The funeral dirge from “Life in a Glasshouse” may be perfect to fire up the Rangers.

  8. I really hope Torts doesn’t keep Lisin in over Avery Sunday…that would be a mistake.

    Ok, passing out, goodbye.

  9. Good morning, heads! 2 points are 2 points. Atlanta was pretty bad with Kovalchuk. Without him they should not qualify for bush league. Hedberg couldn’t catch a virus in the midst of a flu outbreak.

    The real good news- Gaborik is back. Forget the goal and 2 helpers. His skating is back.

  10. Sather’s wrap

    That was priceless. I’m still chuckling – [pure himor is so rare these days)….everything seems so grim all the time. If you can’t laugh at yourselves ( and it’s the same thing as laughing at your team in a way), then what’s the point of it all eh?

    I was just thinking that unknown to us all..we have abudding genius in Tortorella. He’s discovered the magic poition….he benched that culprit Avery. Now all he’s got to do is make sure that that other miscreant Ericksen ( you know he of the amorphous talent that seems always teetering on the edge of a ticket to Hartford, and the
    seat of champions),and it’s non stop to the cup!

    Of course there has to be special mention of the glue that holds this mighty machine together, the Reddens, the Girardis, the ( q

  11. Didn’t get to see the game, but putting a butt whoopin’ on the Thrashers can only mean one thing: That 8th seed is in the freakin’ bag. START PRINTING THOSE PLAYOFF TICKETS!! Wooo hooo.

  12. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    When we needed wins, we got losses. That trend reversed last night when we REALLY needed a loss.

  13. True Fans Bleed RW&B on
    Alternate captain right there. I don’t care if he “hasn’t had a good season.” He’s one of two players who look like they care every night. He says the right things, he talks like a captain. He ‘hates losing and disrespecting the jersey,’ you know the true blue he wears. And in that video, ‘he took care of business.’ I hope Torts figures out how to get him back on his game.

  14. I heard Pat’s Hubba Hubba is closing. They already closed down one of the two in Stamford (if not both). Disaster!

  15. I’m surprised that guys don’t break their knuckles punching some guy in the head while he’s wearing a helmet.

    If Prust or Shelly doesn’t take a run at Carcillo as soon as he steps on the ice then I give up.

  16. They’re gonna close Pat’s? savages in this town. Does Sam know?! lol. I knew one closed up but I didn’t know they were going under. I mean it’s not what it was but that’s a little piece of Westchester history right there. Atleast for me lol

  17. The White Plains Batman on

    Hopefully Pat’s can stick around. The Candlelight on Central Ave. almost closed down a few years ago but stuck it out.

    More and more “Stores For Rent” signs everywhere, it stinks.

  18. montreal has 16 wins in ot or the shootout. ouch.

    i am a little dissapointed with anisimov. i am not giving up on him by any stratch but i hoped for a little more production.

    the trade for prust and jokinnen to get rid of the kotalik salary and higgins was a very good trade……………

  19. Candlelight lives! Walter’s still lives. I suppose I can go on without Pat’s, since I haven’t been there in a long time. But I hate to see it go.

    New post.

  20. Headed to the Garden for the last time this year. All I want is a full scale brawl Shelley,Prust,Avery and any of the dirty boys from Philly is that too much to ask? Not even a Win or Loss, doesn’t matter.Yes I think it is too much to ask, show me some heart.

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